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Wide Awake Festival add Young Fathers and more to 2024 line-up

Squid, Ben UFO and more will also join headliners King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard in London's Brockwell Park next summer.

By Will Richards

Young Fathers
Young Fathers will play Wide Awake (Picture: Jamie MacMillan)

London’s Wide Awake Festival has added a host of new names to its line-up for 2024, led by Young Fathers.

The festival, which began in 2021 after a COVID-delayed opening, will return to south London’s Brockwell Park on May 25 next year.

Alongside previously announced headliners King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, the festival will now welcome the likes of Squid, Ben UFO, Alice Glass, Crumb, BODEGA, Charlotte Adigery and Bolis Pupul and more.

See the full line-up so far below. Tickets are on sale here now.

In a five-star review of Young Fathers’ recent show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo, Rolling Stone UK said: “Like few other bands out there, Young Fathers believe that intensity and melody can exist side-by-side. Recent single ‘I Saw’ is a pummelling barrage of sludgy riffs, but its sweetly sung chorus then redresses the balance. It’s the same on closing track ‘Toy’, which explodes into a frenzied blast of noise but retains enough pop edge to be danceable as well as gut-trembling. “Are you with us?” Hastings asks the crowd between these two songs, but the fact that the line is delivered half-way through a rapturous five-minute standing ovation means he surely knows it’s rhetorical.”